For most of her adult life, Sarah found herself stuck in a devastating cycle of homelessness, addiction, and abuse. Being familiar with City Mission, Sarah knew this was where she must come to be saved.
STORIES OF HOPE
Happily employed and heavily involved in his church, Ryan was content with the path he was on in life…but tragedy struck when Ryan suffered the unexpected loss of his son.
Ramone was caught in a cycle of bad decision-making for most of his life and saw no other path for himself… until a fellow resident urged him to give City Mission a chance.
When the pandemic first started, we needed to make some changes to equip the children staying at our Family Life Center to be able to succeed at school.
These beautiful farm stands, built at City Mission, are now located at our Dining Center. Guests can select items they need when they pick-up their to-go meals.
When Canino arrived at the Mission, he was faced with the tough reality that he would have to truly change his life, if he really wanted to get better.
Sleeping outside is dangerous. Throughout this winter season, we have seen an increase in guests arriving at our shelters to escape from the cold.
When Carol arrived at City Mission, she was in a state of despair. She came with her young daughter, Katie, and they were frightened, nervous and unsure of what to expect.
When Lisa received devastating news of the death of her brother and nephew, it impacted her deeply. At the same time, her health began to fail. “It just felt like I was losing everything.”
“I know what it’s like to be cold and sleep on a bench… I know what it’s like to hide behind a dumpster in the middle of the night, trying to stay warm.”
Amy arrived at City Mission a few months ago. “As I approached the Family Life Center, I suddenly got tears in my eyes. I said to myself, “I’m home… this is my home.”
Mary, a resident of our Family Life Center, knows what that feels like. Recently, she became homeless for the first time —a situation she never thought she would face.
Sean first came to City Mission because he needed something to eat and a place to sleep. Like so many others, he was hungry. He was tired. And he was scared.